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Not sure what to do this weekend?

Why not pack a picnic, grab your friends and family and go and explore our very own natural playground.

Not sure what to do this weekend?
Not sure where to have your wedding?

The Gold Coast has lots of beautiful parks that provide spectacular settings for your wedding ceremony.

Not sure where to have your wedding?
Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Why not bring the family down to the Gold Coast's Regional Botanic Gardens this weekend where there's an experience for everyone.

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Why not start your fitness journey?

The City's Active & Healthy program offers our residents a large variety of fitness activities. Why not check them out today?

Why not start your fitness journey?
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Parks & recreation

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

All Gold Coast parks are open with patrons required to observe appropriate social distancing at all times. Regular cleaning of facilities remains in place and soap dispensers are available in some public amenities in our most popular parks.

Park bookings are currently being accepted for weddings and social gatherings that have guest numbers in line with the Queensland Government Roadmap to Easing Restrictions. If the event is being run in its entirety by a business that operates under the COVID Safe Framework, please provide business name at time of booking.

Community sport and recreation clubs can continue activity, as long as they meet the Queensland Government COVID-19 restrictions. This includes the completion of all the requirements documented in any associated Industry COVID Safe Plan before activity begins. Visit Queensland Government – Return to Play for details.

For the latest update on the City's response, visit

The Gold Coast has over 2314 parks covering 16,474 hectares, almost 700 playgrounds, over 380 barbecues and over 200 sports fields scattered across the city.

Explore the links below to find out more about the many beautiful parks and recreational facilities that are available for our community and visitors to enjoy.

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Man riding a bike along the esplanade

Kids playing in the park

Sporting equipment laying on the grass

More information

Find information about the regulations surrounding park use in our local laws section below.

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